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Seven Fun Things to Do for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Nothing is better than kicking off National Reading Month with a birthday celebration in honor of our favorite childhood author. Born on March 2, 1904, Dr. Seuss has published more than 40 books to stories such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Readers and green eggs and ham lovers alike will come together to read-aloud … [Read More...]

Carbon Monoxide

Safeguard Your Home Against a Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it is a colorless, odorless gas and often people don’t realize they are being poisoned.  Take the time to have all of your heating appliances checked this winter by a trained service technician for any leaks, blockages or complications that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  A faulty furnace, … [Read More...]

DiverseFamilies

How to Engage All Families

Last year a National Center for Education Statistics report projected public schools in the United States would become majority-minority. This is a significant statistic for an association whose overall purpose is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. As the former outreach … [Read More...]

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Wake County “Smart from the Start” Coalition Empowers Kids to Live Healthy

For over 15 years, our nation has found itself in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Educating children about healthy lifestyle choices has become increasingly important as the media projects conflicting messages about body image and health. In a sea of misinformation, one may wonder, “Where can families get reliable health education?” Parents and schools have a … [Read More...]

ArtEd

The Art of Speaking Up for Every Child

Co-authored by Ethan Clark. Roses are red. Violets are blue. Students love art and you should too! How would you express your feelings about arts education in your school community? Take a moment and write your thoughts on why the arts are important for your child’s education. Bonus points if it rhymes! Does your poem resonate with the following key facts … [Read More...]

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Best Practices for Effective Presentations – Part 2: Tips for Delivering Engaging Presentations

On the day of your presentation, a lot can go through your mind. “Did I include too much data?” “Are my objectives clearly stated?” “Should I have added more visuals?” While sufficient preparation can certainly help ease anxiety, don’t let the presentation content be your only focus. Even if you know your content inside and out, the way in which you … [Read More...]